Encourage you to share

When I submit to conferences, I spend quite a bit of time considering what is important to share.  I can typically go through a program and find tons of sessions about techniques and/or the “how to do it right” sessions,…

Rethinking mistakes

As I started my career, I would often say “if I didn’t think that was dumb at least once a day, I wasn’t pushing myself and learning”.  This was essentially my way of shrugging off the embarrassment from a mistake…

Appreciation Day: Llwellyn

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Llwellyn Falco…

Favorite Interview Questions

As someone that enjoys people watching and reading body language, I’ve always been quick to volunteer as an interviewer. Over the years, I’ve developed a few favorite interview questions. What would be an adjective that your co-workers would use most…

Unlearning Delegation

I realize that there is plenty of value in delegating but I really wish I had never learned how to delegate. Delegation came into my world as a manager.  Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed by how much needed to get done…

Lateral Moves

One day I received an email announcing someone had moved from lead developer of one product to another product.  As a result, I sent him a congratulations email.  His response highlighted that this was just a lateral move.  Based on…

Appreciation Day: Pete

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Pete, my…

The Red Pen

I have often said that I speak at conferences as a way to have therapy without paying anyone.  Turns out this blog might accomplish that goal as well. Don’t you hate it when you can reflect back on a situation…